STATE PROGRAM On Inmprovement of Living Conditions of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons and Employment Promotion

Description of the event Purpose of the event Execution period Executors
1.İn the sphere of living conditions improvement and temporary settlement
1.1 İn accordance with Order No. 80 of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic dated February 4, 2004 on Actions for improvement of the living conditions of refugees and IDPs deported from their homelands as a result of occupation of the Azerbaijan territories by the Armenian armed forces and settled in the tent camps of Barda and Agjabedi regions and temporarily located in railway carriages of Barda region to construct new settlements with educational, health and other necessary social and technical infrastructure, energy, water supply in.
- Barda, Agjabedi regions for 3674 IDP families from Agdam region temporarily settled in the tent camps and railway carriages in Barda region, - Barda region for 149 IDP families from Kalbajar region, - Agjabedi region for 37 IDP families settled in Lachin winter pasture, and demolishing of the tent camps in Barda, Agjabedi regions
Improvement of living conditions of 3860 IDP families settled for many years in the tent camps and railway carriages 2004-2006 State Commission established by Order No. 80 of the president of the Azerbaijan Republic, dated February 4, 2004. State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, State Oil Fund of the Azerbaijan Republic, State committee on Land and and Cartography of the Azerbaijan Republic , Ministry of Finance of the Azerbaija Republic , and relevant regional executive authorities
1.2 Construction of new settlements with educational, health and other necessary social and technical infrastructure , energy, water supply. –for 2104 IDP families from Fuzuli region temporarily settled in the tent camps in Saatli, Sabirabad regions and railway carriages located at Imishli region. –for 2019 IDP families from Jabrayil and other regions within Bilasuvar territory . –for 35 IDP families from Agdam region in the same area. – for 21 IDP families in Lachin winter pasture of Agjabedi region. As well as demolishing of tent camps in Saatli and Sabirabad regions. Solving the living and social problems of 4179 IDP families living in very poor conditions 2004-2007 State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, State Oil Fund of the Azerbaijan Republic, State committee on Land and and Cartography of the Azerbaijan Republic, Ministry of Finance of the Azerbaija Republic, and relevant regional executive authorities
1.3 Construction of new settlements for IDP families temporarily settled in Finnish-type settlements with expired service lives in Mingachevir, Yevlakh, Goranboy,Shaki, Saatli, Sabirabad, Lachin, Barda, Fizuli , Agjabedi, Agdam, Imishli, Davachi, regions Improving of living and social conditions of 6315 IDP families living in a very poor state 2006-2007 State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, Ministry of Economic Development of the Azerbaijan Republic, Ministry of Finance of the Azerbaija Republic , relevant authorities of the town and villages
1.4 Construction of new houses for IDPs settled in school buildings in various cities and regions Improving of living conditions of IDP families 2005-2007 State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, Ministry of Economic Development of the Azerbaijan Republic, Ministry of Finance of the Azerbaija Republic , relevant authorities of the town and villages
1.5 Construction of new settlement in Beilagan region for IDP families with very poor living conditions and temporarily settled in Khojavend winter pasture Improving of living conditions of 500 IDP families from Khojavend region 2005-2006 State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, Ministry of Economic Development of the Azerbaijan Republic, Ministry of Finance of the Azerbaija Republic , relevant authorities of the town and villages
1.6 Construction of new settlement in Yukhari Agjakend area of Goranboy region for IDP families from Khojali region Improving of living conditions of 500 IDP families from Khojali region 2005-2006 State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, Ministry of Economic Development of the Azerbaijan Republic, Ministry of Finance of the Azerbaija Republic , relevant authorities of the town and villages
1.7 Jointly studying by the local executive authorities of existing situation at 268 objects of Baku, Sumgayit , other cities and regions with densely inhabited residences of IDP s temporarily settled in (dormitory, social structure, recreation centers,sanatoriums , suspended buildings, etc), taking appropriate actions for improving their infrastructure (water, gas, energy, sewerage and roofing) Improving the infrastructure in densely residences if IDPs in Baku and Sumgayit and other cities 2004-2005 State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, Ministry of Economic Development of the Azerbaijan Republic, Ministry of Finance of the Azerbaijan Republic , relevant authorities of Baku,Sumgait and other town and villages
1.8 Providing rehabilitation and reconstruction works for socio-technical infrastructure, historical and cultural monuments at settlement of Nakhichevan AR, Fizuli,  Agjabedi, Agdam, Tar-tar, Geranboy, Tovuz,Gazakh and Gedebay regions which were damaged by the military actions and liberated from occupation Improvement of social and living conditions of population residing in the vicinity of border and affected by the war , rehabilitation of historical-cultural monuments in liberated from occupation territories 2004 and following years State Commission established by order No 80 of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic, dated February 4,2004. State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, State Oil Fund of the Azerbaijan Republic, State committee on Land and and Cartography of the Azerbaijan Republic, Ministry of Finance of the Azerbaija Republic, and relevant regional executive authorities
1.9 Developing the Repatriation Program(Great Return)with participation and financial support of the international financial institutions, UN agencies, international and local humanitarian and development organizations Assisting in preparatory works for returning the IDPs to their native lands 2004-2005 State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons,State Oil Fund of the Azerbaijan Republic , State committee on Land and and Cartography of the Azerbaijan Republic , Ministry of Finance of the Azerbaija Republic , and relevant regional executive authorities
1.10 Continuing the mine clearing and clearing works on liberated territories, roads, utilities, electricity cables, water and irrigation pipelines, settlements rendered to IDPs for temporarily living Providing security for IDPs re-settled to new settlements or returning to rehabilitated home 2004 and following years Mine Clearing Agency of the Azerbaijan Republic, relevant executive authoritiesin the regions
1.11 Reconstruction of irrigation systems in liberated from occupation Agdam and Fizuli regions Providing necessary conditions for IDPs to be engaged in husbandry 2004-2005 Melioration and Water Industry Committee under Cabinet of Ministry of the Azerbaijan Republic, Ministry of Agriculture of the Azerbaijan Republic, relevant executive authorities in the regions
2.In the field of employment promotion and poverty reduction of the IDPs
2.1 Construction of small dairy processing plants in Agdam, Agjabedi, Barda, Bilasuvar, Fizuli and Goranboy regions Improvement of social and living conditions and employement promotion of IDps 2004-2007 Ministry of Economic Development of the Azerbaijan Republic, Ministry of Finance of the Azerbaija Republic , State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, executive authorities in the regions. Agdam, Agjabedi, Barda, Bilasuvar, Fizuli and Goranboy
2.2 Establishing of agro-service centers in Agdam, Agjabedi, Barda Bilasuvar, Fizuli and goranboy regions Effective usage of land plots temporarily allocated to IDPs, increase in production 2004 and following years State Commission established by order No 80 of the president of the Azerbaijan Republic, dated February 4, 2004. State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons,State Oil Fund of the Azerbaijan Republic, State committee on Land and and Cartography of the Azerbaijan Republic, Ministry of Finance of the Azerbaijan Republic, and relevant regional executive authorities
2.3 Construction of fruit processing and juice production plants in Agdam, Bilasuvar, Fizylu and Goranboy regions Improvement of employment promotion of IDPs 2005-2006 State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, State Oil Fund of the Azerbaijan Republic, State committee on Land and and Cartography of the Azerbaijan Republic, Ministry of Finance of the Azerbaijan Republic, and relevant regional executive authorities
2.4 Establishment of small production facilities for leather and wool storage and purchase in Agdam, Bilasuvar, Fizuli and Agjabedi regions Improvement of employment promotion of IDPs,increase in production,reduction of poveriy 2005-2007 Ministry of Economic Development of the Azerbaijan Republic, Ministry of Finance of the Azerbaija Republic, State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, Agdam, Agjabedi, Bilasuvar, Fizuli regions executive authorities and the international institutions
2.5 Construction of bread-baking plants in Agdam, Agjabedi, Barda, Bilasuvar, Fizuli and Goranboy regions Improvement of employment promotion of IDPs 2004-2006 Ministry of Economic Development of the Azerbaijan Republic, Ministry of Finance of the Azerbaija Republic , State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, Agdam, Agjabedi, Bilasuvar, Fizuli regions executive authorities and the international institutions
2.6 Construction of brick workshop in Agdam region Improvement of employment promotion of IDPs 2005 Ministry of Economic Development of the Azerbaijan Republic, Ministry of Finance of the Azerbaija Republic , State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, Executive Power of Agdam region
2.7 Establishment of small carpet weaving facilities in Agdam, Barda, Bilasuvar, Fizuli and Goranboy regions Improvement of employment promotion of IDPs 2004-2007  Ministry of Economic Development of the Azerbaijan Republic, Ministry of Finance of the Azerbaija Republic , State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, Agdam, Barda, Bilasuvar, Fizuli and Goranboy regions executive authorities and international institutions
2.8 Establishment of seed –growing farm and cultivation of vineyards in Agdam region Improvement of employment promotion of IDPs 2005 State Commission established by order No 80 of the president of the Azerbaijan Republic,dated February 4,2004. State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, State Oil Fund of the Azerbaijan Republic, State committee on Land and and Cartography of the Azerbaijan Republic, Ministry of Finance of the Azerbaijan Republic , and relevant regional executive authorities
2.9 Construction of trade centers in Agdam, Agjabedi, Barda, Bilasuvar, Fizuli and Goranboy districts Improvement of employment promotion of IDPs 2005-2006 State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons,State Oil Fund of the Azerbaijan Republic, State committee on Land and and Cartography of the Azerbaijan Republic, Ministry of Finance of the Azerbaijan Republic, and relevant regional executive authorities
2.10 Promoting credit provision for small entrepreneurs and farmers Creation of necessary conditions for IDPs engaged in farming and small enterprising 2005-2007 Ministry of Economic Development of the Azerbaijan Republic, international institutions and crediting institutions
2.11 Involvement of IDPs from relevant regions in works regarding new settlements to be constructed Improvement of employment promotion of IDPs 2004 and coming years State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, Social Development Fund of the Azerbaijan Republic for Internally Displaced Persons
2.12 Organizing training courses for IDPs on various professions and specializations Assistance to IDPs in acquiring the new required skills 2004 and following years Ministry on Labour and Social protection of the Azerbaijan Republic
2.13 Organizing of payment –based improvement works in newly constructed settlements Improvement of employment promotion of IDPs 2004 and following years Ministry on Labour and Social protection of the Azerbaijan Republic, relevant executive authorities in the regions
2.14 Providing land plots and financial grant assistance to IDP families re-settled to residences at new settlements Involving of IDPs in husbandry and poverty reduction 2004 State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons,State Oil Fund of the Azerbaijan Republic , State committee on Land and and Cartography of the Azerbaijan Republic , Ministry of Finance of the Azerbaija Republic , Ministry of Agriculture of the Azerbaijan Republic and relevant regional executive authorities
2.15 Construction of trade centers in Agdam, Agjabedi, Barda, Bilasuvar, Fizuli and Goranboy regions Improvement of employment promotion of IDPs 2005-2006 The Republican Commission on International Humanitarian Assistance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Azerbaijan Republic, Ministry of Economic Development of the Azerbaijan Republic, State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of population of the Azerbaijan Republic, relevant regional executive authorities
2.16 Involvement of donors, international, local humanitarian and development organizations founded by them in establishment of production fields and generation of employment for refugees and IDPs in newly constructed settlements Enhancement in employment generation for refugees and IDPs and poverty reduction 2004 and coming years Ministry of Agriculture of the Azerbaijan Republic Ministry of Finance of the Azerbaijan Republic, State Oil Fund of the Azerbaijan Republic, city and regional executive authorities
2.17 Improvement in provision of diesel fuel, fertilizers, agricultural equipment and other necessary facilities for population in newly constructed settlements Creating appropriate conditions for refugees and IDPs for involving in farm works 2005 and following years The Republican Commission on International Humanitarian Assistance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Azerbaijan Republic, Ministry of Economic Development of the Azerbaijan Republic,, Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of population of the Azerbaijan Republic, State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons,international and local humanitarian organizations and development organizations established by them
2.18 Providing necessary works for active participation in programs established by international, local humanitarian and development organizations Creation new work places for refugees and IDPs living in temporary settlements 2004 and following years The Republican Commission on International Humanitarian Assistance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Azerbaijan Republic, Ministry of Economic Development of the Azerbaijan Republic, State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons
2.19 Providing land plots and financial grant assistance to IDP families re-settled to residences in new settlements Involving of IDPs in husband and poverty reduction 2004 Ministry of Finance of the Azerbaijan Republic,Ministry of Healthcare of the Azerbaijan Republic,Ministry of Culture of the Azerbaijan Republic , State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons,Melioration and Water Industry Committee under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic, Bayva LLC and relevant executive authorities in the regions
2.20 Construction of trade centers in Agdam, Agjabedi, Barda, Bilasuvar, Fizuli and Goranboy regions   2005-2006 Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of population of the Azerbaijan Republic, State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, executive authorities of the towns and regions
2.21 Involvement of donors, international, local humanitarian and development organizations founded by them in establishment of production fields and generation of employment for refugees and IDPs in newly constructed settlements Enhancement in employment generation for refugees and IDPs and poverty reduction 2004 and following years Ministry of Finance of the Azerbaijan Republic,Ministry of Healthcare of the Azerbaijan Republic, State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, and relevant executive authorities in the regions
2.22 Improvement in provision of diesel fuel, fertilizers, agricultural equipment and other necessary facilities for population in newly constructed settlements Creating appropriate conditions for refugees and IDPs for involving in farm works 2005 and following years Ministry of Finance of the Azerbaijan Republic, State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons,Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic
2.23 Providing necessary works for active participation in programs established by international, local humanitarian and development organizations Creation new work places for refugees and IDPs living in temporary settlements 2004 and following years State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, Ministries, Committes, companies,firms,executive powers in the towns and regions and other central organizations
3. Issues on improvement of activity of government institutions , international and local humanitarian organizations dealing with problems of refugees and IDPs
3.1 Activities of international, local humanitarian and development organizations in Azerbaijan Republic through the coordination by the Republican Commission on International Humanitarian Assistance Improvement of international, local humanitarian and development organizations activity in Azerbaijan and enhancement of effectiveness of projects implementing in the country regularly The Republican Commission on International Humanitarian Assistance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
3.2 Taking relevant measures regarding the solution of social and other relevant problems of people from other countries for getting refugee status Solution of the social and other problems of people willing to get refugees status regularly State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons and relevant executive authorities, Ministry of Finance of the Azerbaijan Republic, State Oil Fund of the Azerbaijan Republic, State committee on Land and and Cartography of the Azerbaijan Republic, State Commission established by order No 80 of the president of the Azerbaijan Republic, dated February 4,2004.
3.3 Making relevant changes to the legislation regarding exemption from social insurance tax payment for the salary fund formed by means of allocated money for humanitarian development programs and carried out by international, local and humanitarian organizations and private companies from donor countries, organizations More effective implementation of humanitarian development programs carried out by international, local and humanitarian organizations and private companies 2004 State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons State Oil Fund of the Azerbaijan Republic,, Ministry of Finance of the Azerbaijan Republic, State committee on Land and and Cartography of the Azerbaijan Republic, and relevant executive authorities in the regions
3.4 Strengthening the logistical and material support of the Social Development Fund of IDPs and improving its structure Improving of the social state of IDPs regularly Ministry of Finance of the Azerbaijan Republic, Ministry of Economic Development of the Azerbaijan Republic, Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic, Social Development Fund of the Azerbaijan Republic for Internally Displaced Persons
3.5 Inclusion of the State Department on Refugees Status Identification funded by UNHCR in the State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons Maintaining appropriate conditions for continuing activity of the State Department on Refugee status Identification 2005 Ministry of Finance of the Azerbaijan Republic, Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic,Ministry of justice of the Azerbaijan Republic, State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons
3.6 Taking relevant actions on subsequent proposals and implementation of tasks risen at international conference held on February 17,2004 on the topic 10 years of humanitarian Activity ..Impact, Lessons Learned, Future Directions Speeding the issues up for solution of the problems of IDPs regularly State Commission established by order No 80 of the president of the Azerbaijan Republic,dated February 4,2004. State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, State Oil Fund of the Azerbaijan Republic,, Ministry of Finance of the Azerbaijan Republic, State committee on Land and and Cartography of the Azerbaijan Republic , and relevant executive authorities in the regions
3.7 Preparation and dissemination of propagandistic materials on Armenia-Azerbaijan and Upper Garabakh conflict in different languages Bringing to international community the information on solution of Armenia- Azerbaijan and Upper Garabakh conflict,on actions taken regarding the refugees and IDPs regularly State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, State Oil Fund of the Azerbaijan Republic,, Ministry of Finance of the Azerbaijan Republic, State committee on Land and and Cartography of the Azerbaijan Republic , and relevant executive authorities in the regions

 
 
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